This area is great for wildflowers. There are a number of Daisy's, Fire Pink, Solomon's Seal, Turk's Cap Lily. This is a gravel road that rises slowly up hill to the nearby fire tower. The hike can take 1-3 hours depending on what you like to do. For me I walk really slow and take my time looking at everything around me. This 3/4 mile hike is wonderful. The walk is not difficult until the last little stretch up to the base of the fire tower. This tower is on the historic register and was used in the 1940's. It's located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at about mile marker 410.
Be sure not to block the gate when you park. Take a Macro and wide angle lens and of course you tripod.
My favorite being the pink moth on the yellow Sundrop